Talk:Wishlist - Hardware: Digital compass

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Why waste hardware resources with a compass?  using a analog clock one can determine "north" fairly easily.  at that point it becomes a software issue.
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Why waste hardware resources with a compass?  using a analog clock one can determine "north" fairly easily.  at that point it becomes a software issue. [[User:NotQuiteSane|NotQuiteSane]]
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: With a 3D compass you can do much more. You can for example detect which side of the phone is up. You could also quickly rotate the map so it always faces the same way. I think it would be a good idea to have these capabilities in the phone. What do you think? [[User:Yogiz|Yogiz]] 14:53, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  
  
 
I found another interesting chip [http://www.alps.com/e/news_release/2006/0511_01.html here].
 
I found another interesting chip [http://www.alps.com/e/news_release/2006/0511_01.html here].

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Why waste hardware resources with a compass? using a analog clock one can determine "north" fairly easily. at that point it becomes a software issue. NotQuiteSane

With a 3D compass you can do much more. You can for example detect which side of the phone is up. You could also quickly rotate the map so it always faces the same way. I think it would be a good idea to have these capabilities in the phone. What do you think? Yogiz 14:53, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


I found another interesting chip here.

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Why waste hardware resources with a compass? using a analog clock one can determine "north" fairly easily. at that point it becomes a software issue. NotQuiteSane

With a 3D compass you can do much more. You can for example detect which side of the phone is up. You could also quickly rotate the map so it always faces the same way. I think it would be a good idea to have these capabilities in the phone. What do you think? Yogiz 14:53, 28 May 2008 (UTC)


I found another interesting chip here.